Gene Simmons radio 2Starting this Wednesday at 10PM is a brand new series of Gene Simmons' I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2. The last series was well worth listening to and covered off a lot of Gene's early influences. Episode 1 is titled "Rock You Like A Hurricane", the BBC press release is below.

"The Demon of Rock is back - Gene Simmons presents a new series of I Love It Loud on BBC Radio 2.

Gene Simmons, co founder of the most successful recording rock band in America - KISS - returns to Radio 2 to play more of the music that 'makes my blood boil', Classic Rock.

In this episode, Gene features tracks artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Rush, Van Halen, and Grand Funk Railroad.

He also has fun with a new feature 'Gene Splicing' where he mashes up hard rock and heavy metal covers of old standards, such as punker Joey Ramones' version of Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World.

Throughout the series Gene recollects personal encounters with the artists featured, sometimes as a colleague like when he discovered Van Halen and produced their first demo and sometimes as a fan."